Farm's 500 pickers harvest 20 tons of strawberries for the tennis fans at Wimbledon

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A farm worker, Sid Bardoe, displaying a handful of the 1.5 million strawberries which Mockbeggar Farm in Higham near Rochester, Kent, will supply for Wimbledon. The farm is sole supplier for the tennis championship and 500 pickers will help to gather the 20 tons ordered for the fortnight. Mr Bardoe has spent the past 14 summers working at the farm to earn his fare to Antigua, where he spends the winter.

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